Open Thread – Weekend 29 Jan 2022


The Death of Germanicus, Nicolas Poussin, 1627

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Zyconoclast
Zyconoclast
January 29, 2022 12:00 am

Hey

Pedro the Loafer
Pedro the Loafer
January 29, 2022 12:01 am

I’m awake.

So are the Dorpers and the resident hound.

Miss Anthropist
Miss Anthropist
January 29, 2022 12:05 am

Third again. Still podium.

Zyconoclast
Zyconoclast
January 29, 2022 12:06 am

Lots of great art for the banners at

European High Art Society
@EuropeanHighArt

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
January 29, 2022 12:16 am
Maniac
Maniac
January 29, 2022 12:17 am
vlad redux
vlad redux
January 29, 2022 12:21 am

Top ten.

rosie
rosie
January 29, 2022 12:22 am

It’s le weekend?

Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
Elizabeth (Lizzie) Beare
January 29, 2022 12:22 am

Here today, gone tomorrow.

Well, gone to bed anyway because it’s today already.

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
January 29, 2022 12:24 am

It’s le weekend?

Rumour has it…

Miss Anthropist
Miss Anthropist
January 29, 2022 12:31 am

I hope there will be no low brow or pornagraphic comments to spoil this thread.
Some of you should be ashamed of yourselves.
There are things on the internet for that sort of thing.
No need to indulge yourselves here.
Women in Jism indeed.
Filthy filthy schoolboy minds.

Deadman
Deadman
January 29, 2022 1:23 am

On this day in January*, a poem, extraordinary,
was first published in the Mirror, by Mr. Edgar Allan Poe.
On many a heart it’s graven, for that poem was “The Raven”,
and its fame has spread so widely, so widely many people know,
if they’ve read a single poem, one written many years ago,
only one by E.A. Poe.

* 1845, in the New York Evening Mirror.

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
January 29, 2022 1:46 am

Nevermore, Deadman.

Nevermore…

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
January 29, 2022 1:49 am

Women in Jism indeed

Apostrophe, my good man!

Please don’t forget the apostrophe.

Otherwise it’s Phrasing…

Franx
Franx
January 29, 2022 1:55 am

Some might consider that they are spared due to the vagaries of shifts in pages.
Quoth the raven.

rosie
rosie
January 29, 2022 1:58 am

If only because they watch ‘The Simpsons’.

rosie
rosie
January 29, 2022 2:01 am

Oh that’s your link 🙂
My children used to watch and I swear every episode I’ve seen, I’ve seen thrice.

Fran
Fran
January 29, 2022 2:10 am

Well, some might have an inkling about Poe before having an appreciation of the simpsons. Tragi . My keyboard will not allow tragi plus a c . That alone is tragi . Fancy that.

Salvatore, Understaffed & Overworked Martyr to Border Closure

Oh come on says: January 28, 2022 at 11:28 pm

Refuse to show proof of vaxx regardless of your vaxx status. The persistent loss of 10-15% of customers….

10-15% ? It is one helluva lot more than that.
In mighty Qld, a state that [supposedly] has the living daylights vaccinated out of it, the number is more like anything from 25-75%

Zatara
Zatara
January 29, 2022 2:22 am

Can a learned person inform me if they had Hawkens rifles in 1810?

Doubtful. The Hawken brothers opened their gun shop in 1815 but the earliest known Hawken rifle was designed and produced in 1823.

Fran
Fran
January 29, 2022 2:28 am

Ha – seems the word tragic places one in moderation. And ironic that the word needs moderation only in certain contexts.. Curious and curiouser.

Fran
Fran
January 29, 2022 2:34 am

Ah, perhaps moderation, so called, as distinct from censorship, may have something to do with the hour. The wee hours tend to invoke hitherto unmentioned or even unmentionable sprites.

Franx
Franx
January 29, 2022 2:43 am

Dear oh.
Keyboard is playing up.
Identity theft.

Franx
Franx
January 29, 2022 3:42 am

Dear oh
As distinct from profanities. To which I am inclined.
But, dear oh, an expression not mine own but that of a gentle woman whose strawberry red hair had simply faded away as did her her grasp of mundane reality.
Dear oh.

Tom
Tom
January 29, 2022 4:05 am
Tom
Tom
January 29, 2022 4:06 am
Tom
Tom
January 29, 2022 4:06 am
Tom
Tom
January 29, 2022 4:08 am
Tom
Tom
January 29, 2022 4:09 am
Tom
Tom
January 29, 2022 4:10 am
Tom
Tom
January 29, 2022 4:12 am
Tom
Tom
January 29, 2022 4:13 am
Tom
Tom
January 29, 2022 4:14 am
Tom
Tom
January 29, 2022 4:15 am
Tom
Tom
January 29, 2022 4:16 am
Tintarella di Luna
Tintarella di Luna
January 29, 2022 4:36 am

Thank you Tom, always uplifting.

rosie
rosie
January 29, 2022 5:09 am

Article is machine translated but should make clear that up til 24 January most French people, in fact, faced little restriction as a result of the ‘health pass’, a recovery certificate or a recent negative test were sufficient for that special occasion.
Even now a recovery from covid certificate certified after a positive antigen test gives you a two month reprise from getting vaccinated and who knows what will happen in two months?
Interesting it seems being vaccinated now absolves you from isolation even if you have covid.
The French government still claims that the unvaccinated make up an overwhelming majority of hospital admissions for covid, and the reason the health pass was changed to the vaccine pass on the 24 th of January.
A suggestion by a Paris medical honcho that the French follow the Singaporean lead and bill the unvaccinated who need hospital treatment has meet with outrage from the left and the right, but perhaps not the middle.
It’s no doubt a can of worms no-one really wants to open.

vaccination pass controversy in France

Fair Shake
Fair Shake
January 29, 2022 5:22 am

Andrew OKeefe will have his day in court over Domestic violence. He is on solid ground calling in character witness Cash Cow.
…and coming up next an Autumn meth pizza recipe your cell mate will love!
Back after these messages.

feelthebern
feelthebern
January 29, 2022 6:46 am

(CNN)Taking daily vitamin D and fish oil supplements may help protect older adults from developing autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, thyroid diseases and polymyalgia rheumatica, an inflammatory disease that causes muscle pain and stiffness in the shoulders and hips, a new study found.

https://edition.cnn.com/2022/01/27/health/vitamin-d-fish-oil-autoimmune-wellness/index.html

CNN publishing voodoo science.
Won’t somebody think of the children?

feelthebern
feelthebern
January 29, 2022 6:47 am

CNN has more breaking news.

Water is wet.
I repeat, water is wet.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
January 29, 2022 6:51 am

I like his style.

Gov Tells Bette Midler to Kiss Dog’s ‘Hiney’ — and Shows it (28 Jan)

Gov. Jim Justice has a message for singer and actress Bette Midler, who called West Virginians “poor, illiterate and strung out” in a tweet after Sen. Joe Manchin refused to support President Joe Biden’s Build Back Better Act.

The 70-year-old Republican governor ended his televised State of the State address Thursday night by lifting up his English bulldog and flashing its rear end to the cameras and crowd.

“Babydog tells Bette Midler and all those out there: Kiss her hiney,” Justice said, grinning as people applauded and some gave him a standing ovation.

Not everyone was amused. In a tweet, West Virginia Democratic Del. Shawn Fluharty called the move “embarrassing and beneath the office.”

Aww, some Dem thinks it’s rude to tell the obnoxious Ms Midler to ‘kiss my dog’s arse’. Maybe he should reread all the stuff his colleagues said about Trump for five years.

Pogria
Pogria
January 29, 2022 6:52 am

The fix is in.

Mummy Dearest is not to blame. How could she be when she left her daughter, whom she hadn’t seen for ages, with a fellow junkie while she was off on a two day bender. Poor mummy.

feelthebern
feelthebern
January 29, 2022 6:54 am

Pennsylvania court rules that the mail in vote law that the GOP controlled state house passed is unconstitutional.
Look for the very same people who passed the law to be very public cheering the court ruling.

sfw
sfw
January 29, 2022 6:55 am

JC re the $ going down, what do you think will happen. A while ago you thought that interest rates won’t be going up (for good reasons) but at a certain point they will no matter what the RBA wants. So where are we going?

feelthebern
feelthebern
January 29, 2022 7:01 am

Never underestimate how far or how low an addict will go to ensure their access to their addiction will continue.
Maybe she gives a shit about her dead child.
But it’s a fraction of what she cares about her feeding the addiction.

Miltonf
Miltonf
January 29, 2022 7:06 am

Soros filth shovelling more money at the rats for the mid terms. Is the dirty old woman going to run again? What a fuckwit place San Francisco is, sending that filth to DC.

bespoke
bespoke
January 29, 2022 7:08 am

Pogriasays:
January 29, 2022 at 6:52 am
The fix is in.

Mummy Dearest

AOT candidate.

Dot
Dot
January 29, 2022 7:19 am

I thought West Virginia was the best place to move to, Jim Justice has sealed the deal.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
January 29, 2022 7:23 am

Occam’s Razor.

It would seem that this little girl was (perhaps something something) shot, put in a barrel and partially buried because Mummy is a drug-fucked piece of shit who let an even bigger piece of shit near her daughter.

bern is bang on the money about the lengths these fuckheads will go to in order to ensure uninterrupted drug supply. It would not surprise me one little bit to discover Stein was one of the ‘dealer/boyfriends’ whose attraction at any given time was dependent on the amount of meth he was holding.

Bons
Bons
January 29, 2022 7:29 am

Imagine if the Government was organising the Canadian truckers’ convoy.

custard
custard
January 29, 2022 7:32 am

Whitehouse blindsided by Breyer resignation, Kamala offered job, declined according to Jack Posobiec.

They are panicking. Pennsylvania has declared mail in ballot voting is unconstitutional.

Will Zelensky release phone call transcript?

Is this what “look to the east “ actually meant?

132andBush
132andBush
January 29, 2022 7:36 am

Article is machine translated but should make clear that up til 24 January most French people, in fact, faced little restriction as a result of the ‘health pass’, a recovery certificate or a recent negative test were sufficient for that special occasion.

The fact French people, or any people, have any restrictions placed on them re movement within their own countries due to this is absurd and morally bankrupt.
It should not be rationalised away with words such as “in fact, faced little restriction as a result…”

calli
calli
January 29, 2022 7:41 am

That was Arma being a dillo Custard.

With all the conspiracies and wild interwebs frothing doing the rounds in late 2020, he thought he’d add to the fun.

Like his *taps nose* guy with inside information and access to “people who know”. Haven’t seen him for a while. Maybe the CIA have him. Or he’s in Gitmo. 😀

Dot
Dot
January 29, 2022 7:46 am

Presented with minimal comment:

The totally normal women of Medium’s lady pages.

https://humanparts.medium.com/incels-debate-my-value-b405f72d556d

(I’m nearing 50 and I think I’m totally hot).

https://jacquetteaugh.medium.com/40-red-flags-for-dating-cis-white-men-given-without-explanation-ef2e6b25a858

(I ldon’t like real masculine men, I like soy boys who are total bitches and will enslave themselves to me when I pull the pin on the fat grenade).

132andBush
132andBush
January 29, 2022 7:46 am

Or he’s in Gitmo.

We can only hope!

duncanm
duncanm
January 29, 2022 7:46 am

The only question remaining is how/why did the shooting occur?

Megan
Megan
January 29, 2022 7:47 am

<blockquote>(CNN)Taking daily vitamin D and fish oil supplements may help protect older adults from developing autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriasis, thyroid diseases and polymyalgia rheumatica, an inflammatory disease that causes muscle pain and stiffness in the shoulders and hips, a new study found.

Have taken both for decades and still have three out of four of the above mentioned autoimmune diseases. And 5 others, not otherwise mentioned.
I’m such a special snowflake as is my immune system.
I’ve had much better results by cutting out sugar and carbs. Anecdotal, natch, but I’ll take any improvement I can get if I don’t have to shovel in Prednisolone and 8 Panadol Osteo a day just to be able to live my life.

132andBush
132andBush
January 29, 2022 7:52 am

JC,

Re last night and fert pricing.
It’s an imported product so just assuming a falling dollar will send it’s price even further north, if that’s bloody possible.

Falling dollar definitely good for grain prices though.

What’s driving the dollar down? The US Fed hinting at rates rise?

Bruce
Bruce
January 29, 2022 7:55 am
calli
calli
January 29, 2022 7:56 am

Cutting out carbs is key. I started eating them in 2020 and all the aches and pains returned (plus that other waistline thingy). Poor crotchety old lady. And that was with continuing fish oil and all the other raft of goodies.

Now I’m back on the straight and narrow and, voila!, joints all going swimmingly again. I’ve got the Beloved on a “regime” too – he’ll never have the lean and hungry look but at least he can afford to drop some belt notches.

The hardest thing was quitting alcohol in all its forms.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
January 29, 2022 7:57 am

From Dot’s second link of unaware complaining:

‘19. His favourite TV shows are any of the following: Family Guy, Rick and Morty, Archer, Robot Chicken.’

Oh no. Now I’ll never date an ageing fat pedestal-renter.

Dot
Dot
January 29, 2022 7:58 am

Inflammation. It’s all about inflammation.

Aflatoxins, anti nutrient proteins and alkaloids in legumes make me question if humans ought to eat them at all.

GreyRanga
GreyRanga
January 29, 2022 8:01 am

CNN, News, water is wet. GETTR, Tump says, “water is wet”. Breaking news, CNN Fact checking Dept, Trump lying, water is not wet.

Dot
Dot
January 29, 2022 8:01 am

The hardest thing was quitting alcohol in all its forms.

You should try pure grain alcohol and rainwater.

Miltonf
Miltonf
January 29, 2022 8:05 am

Justine Trudo is another example of the trash that constitutes the ruling class in the west. Trudo II. Democracy is an illustration.

Miltonf
Miltonf
January 29, 2022 8:05 am

Illusion

Megan
Megan
January 29, 2022 8:06 am

It should not be rationalised away with words such as “in fact, faced little restriction as a result

Correct. It is unconscionable for any government anywhere to demand we provide papers in order to access goods and services. Such as my local library, the one Banyule (and woke Whittlesea and Nillumbik) council uses my rates to support and claims on its website that it is “committed to access, equity, participation and rights for everyone, principles (ahahahaha!) that empower, foster harmony and increase the wellbeing of an inclusive community.”
Principles that are totally meaningless and were instantly and completely abandoned when the rubber actually hit the road. It’s not a little thing, it’s a terrible, horrible, no-good, very bad BIG thing they are all doing.

Miltonf
Miltonf
January 29, 2022 8:06 am

And they are trash. Read Margaret Trudos Memoires. If you like porn.

calli
calli
January 29, 2022 8:07 am

I prefer to eat my calories, Dot, not drink them. I won’t elaborate or bespoke will be on my case. 🙂

Legumes are off the menu for keto anyway. Too many carbs.

Knuckle Dragger
Knuckle Dragger
January 29, 2022 8:08 am

Just stay off the Woodstock cans calli.

bespoke
bespoke
January 29, 2022 8:08 am

He!

Miltonf
Miltonf
January 29, 2022 8:09 am

But you need some carbs surely.

Cassie of Sydney
January 29, 2022 8:09 am

“It would seem that this little girl was (perhaps something something) shot, put in a barrel and partially buried because Mummy is a drug-fucked piece of shit who let an even bigger piece of shit near her daughter.”

I think you’ve said it best KD.

feelthebern
feelthebern
January 29, 2022 8:09 am

You should try pure grain alcohol and rainwater.

I only drink water that comes from an Alaskan glacier.
It’s rated on how many inuits die on the mission.

sfw
sfw
January 29, 2022 8:13 am

Well six kids and 32 consecutive years of kids in school has finished. Youngest boy finished Y12 last year and couldn’t wait to get to Melb. He left just now, it’s horrible. My life has ben defined by being dad and it’s over. Dunno what I’m going to do, I’m at an age where I’m losing interest in all the things I once wanted to do. Plus the one who just left is the worry, all the others have done well but he’s got strange ideas and even though I’ve done my best in getting him to work, he’s the laziest of all the kids. Worried that he’ll defer uni and end up with a bad crowd.

calli
calli
January 29, 2022 8:13 am

I knew you were lurking you bugger!

It’s around 20g a day, milt. Which is fine once you do all the low carb work-arounds. And there are a lot more ready made products in the shops should you feel a bit lazy and use them – breads, pizza bases and the like. Once you break through the low carb “fog” and the body adjusts, you feel just fine.

It’s like any addiction. And sugar is, in my opinion, the worst and most insidious.

Megan
Megan
January 29, 2022 8:14 am

Aflatoxins, anti nutrient proteins and alkaloids in legumes make me question if humans ought to eat them at all.

Lectins in plants and seeds seem to have a role in inflammation as well. Cutting out sugar, legumes, veges and seed oils (except for olive oil) six months ago has reduced my pain and stiffness, improved all my blood test results and allowed me to get off the painkillers. Still working on reducing the pred but I’m down to a minimal dose.
Only thing that hasn’t improved is the damned psoriasis.

feelthebern
feelthebern
January 29, 2022 8:15 am

Hemp oil.
Easy to add to your daily vitamin regime.

Eyrie
Eyrie
January 29, 2022 8:16 am

But you need some carbs surely.

A common misconception. You don’t “need” any. Some carb foods may contain micronutrients that you do need.
You can drink wine and be in keto. No problem.

Megan
Megan
January 29, 2022 8:16 am

And sugar is, in my opinion, the worst and most insidious.

Totally agree. Not as hard to give up as I thought it would be. Chronic pain is a great motivator.

feelthebern
feelthebern
January 29, 2022 8:17 am

sfw, sounds like you are ripe for a mid (not so mid) life crisis.
Just don’t get a Mazda convertible.
Or any Tom Ford t-shirts.

Dot
Dot
January 29, 2022 8:18 am

Europeans should consider how many calories their ancestors got from the ocean. The heavy plow wasn’t really adopted widely until the 11th century (and I have seen claims of that being later).

Miltonf
Miltonf
January 29, 2022 8:18 am

It’s tea and coffee I’m dependent on Calli. I still drink but and take it or leave it. Thanks for the tip.

bespoke
bespoke
January 29, 2022 8:19 am

My life has ben defined by being dad and it’s over.

It’s never over, sfw. Lucky us.

Miltonf
Miltonf
January 29, 2022 8:21 am

I think it’s the baking soda in mc muffins but they always do nasty things to my joints

rickw
rickw
January 29, 2022 8:21 am

But you need some carbs surely.

I went low carb about 10 years ago for a good couple of years. Cali rightly describes carbs as a “fog”, and you do suffer withdrawal, but once you’re out the other side it’s great, everything works better and you don’t need to worry about putting on weight, it just doesn’t happen.

Nelson_Kidd-Players
January 29, 2022 8:23 am

Nothing wrong with the MX-5, especially if there’s some twisty roads nearby. Don’t worry about the roof sealing. 😀

Miltonf
Miltonf
January 29, 2022 8:23 am

Gotcha

132andBush
132andBush
January 29, 2022 8:24 am

Megan,
You sound like a friend of mine who shovels painkillers in. She has severe endo and spinal issues from an auto accident.
I’m sure she’d benefit from a keto diet but she’s a veggo.

Eyrie
Eyrie
January 29, 2022 8:25 am

It’s tea and coffee I’m dependent on Calli

Just drink without sugar or milk. Pure cream in coffee is fine, like what I’m drinking now.

rickw, why did you give up on low carb after a couple of years?

Megan
Megan
January 29, 2022 8:26 am

It’s never over, sfw. Lucky us

Fact check: True. Once we are knee deep in the Great Garden of Parenting there is no getting out. We may end up less hands on with growing and tending but we are still on duty for advice and assistance.

Dot
Dot
January 29, 2022 8:26 am

Knuckles

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I bet she couldn’t do a simple PLS or cointegrated regression.

calli
calli
January 29, 2022 8:27 am

Sfw, I just read out your comment to the Beloved and he just smiled. He’s been there, of course. He, too, was a full-time, committed Dad. And then all the little birdies flew the nest.

Took a while to adjust…he always worried about them, what they were doing, and who they were doing it with. After a while he stopped. Now they’re all married with families of their own, and he has faced another loss – retirement (though he does “keep his hand in” with one or two day’s work). Life is like that – a slow process of opening your tightly gripped hand and letting go.

Then something rather wonderful happens. You see your children as different and sometimes better versions of yourself, with all the same challenges but with other solutions. As for your lazy dreamer – every family has one. That one will surprise you too.

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
January 29, 2022 8:27 am

Would you lot give it a break!
I’ll have no crops left soon with all your diet doomsaying.
You just live too long.
My sheep eat plenty of carbs and legumes but don’t have a problem.
Now c’mon little Cats, down the drafting race and Farmer Gez will give you a ride on the nice truck.

Dot
Dot
January 29, 2022 8:27 am

My life has ben defined by being dad and it’s over.

1. Buy an expensive Alfa Romeo.
2. Buy (more) firearms.
3. Start playing Warhammer.

Do you have spare time and money left now?

feelthebern
feelthebern
January 29, 2022 8:28 am

I am shocked people put anything in tea.
Good tea needs nothing added.

Megan
Megan
January 29, 2022 8:28 am

Pure cream in coffee is fine, like what I’m drinking now.

As am I, calli. Better than fine, imho. Whiskey would lift it even further, but no and alas.

Dot
Dot
January 29, 2022 8:28 am

Good tea needs nothing added.

Shut up, hippie.

Real Deal
Real Deal
January 29, 2022 8:29 am

Sfw,

My youngest have just finished year 12. You’re never an empty nester. They always come back.

sfw
sfw
January 29, 2022 8:31 am

FTB, re the mid/late life crisis, maybe not. I have a factory Yamaha racebike in the shed I’ve been working on but have almost lost interest, I bought a season pass for Falls this year but only because I normally do, not looking forward to winter.

They used to have a great word for how how I feel but it’s not used much anymore. ‘Ennui’ there’s only one thing for it, endurance, it does go away eventually (I hope).

feelthebern
feelthebern
January 29, 2022 8:32 am

I bought a season pass for Falls this year but only because I normally do, not looking forward to winter.

Skiing is shit.
Go sit on a beach somewhere they bring you beers or gay drinks with umbrellas in them.

Mak Siccar
Mak Siccar
January 29, 2022 8:32 am
Megan
Megan
January 29, 2022 8:34 am

My sheep eat plenty of carbs and legumes but don’t have a problem

It’s their 2 stomachs that help with that. We only have one and it’s insufficient for the task of breaking down plant toxins.

I love lentils but unless I’m prepared to spend the time soaking and slooooowww cooking them, they don’t like me.

Sorry, Gez. Fear not, there are plenty of folk with cast iron constitutions to make up for my poor participation in enjoying the results of your very hard work.

sfw
sfw
January 29, 2022 8:35 am

FTB, skiing is the best, keeps you fit, you’re always trying to improve, you need good mind/body control. Sitting on a beach is something I can’t understand. I’ve always raced something, cycling (3rd in Vic titles early 70’s) motorcycles and sidecars and skiing and anything else where you say “hold my beer”. The sybaritic life of a beach bum holds no appeal.

Megan
Megan
January 29, 2022 8:36 am

They used to have a great word for how how I feel but it’s not used much anymore. ‘Ennui’ there’s only one thing for it, endurance, it does go away eventually (I hope).

Binge watch the masters of ennui in Brideshead Revisited. You’ll be back to normal in no time.

Cassie of Sydney
January 29, 2022 8:36 am

I want to lose a few kilos so I’ve spent the last week cutting down on sugar. I only allow myself a little bit of the delicious 85% Green and Black (much better than Lindt) dark bitter chocolate every day….as a treat. I already feel better from cutting down on the sugar. Next week my goal is to cut down on the carbs. No pasta (I love pasta) and no potatoes but I will allow myself some rice noodles and basmati rice.

I’ve never been one for eating or cooking refined foods. I cook every night, from scratch. It’s the way I was brought up by my mother and my sister does the same. We don’t eat take away food or refined foods. I enjoy cooking. Since my operation I find it quite hard to stand in one place for too long however I still cook. I don’t understand how so many eat take away food, whilst I understand the convenience it must be quite expensive and also you don’t really know what is in the food.

I love to bake and if you’re going to eat sugar, better to eat something sweet that you’ve made at home…from scratch. Last week I ate a piece of a commercially made cake which was rather awful….it was an assault of sugar and tasted of nothing.

Cassie of Sydney
January 29, 2022 8:37 am

“Pure cream in coffee is fine, like what I’m drinking now.”

As I am too!

calli
calli
January 29, 2022 8:37 am

It’s grief at the loss, sfw. It takes a while. It will go.

You are already on the way – you have realised you are not quite “yourself”. But you will be. It’s just a matter of changing the viewing perspective from being “in it and close up” to being outside and looking on.

Parents who try to maintain the old relationship become a millstone around their child’s neck. And once the adjustment is made the new regime opens up with all its possibilities. It’s the kids who regress – yesterday my tough almost 40 yo daughter slipped and called her father “daddy”. It was rather sweet.

shatterzzz
January 29, 2022 8:39 am

My life has ben defined by being dad and it’s over.
2 weeks ago my phone packed in .. not much of a user so haven’t gotten around to replacing it .. 74 & live alone .. 4 adult kids, 2 live within 20 minutes of me .. no queries/emails/knocks on door to check on Dad since ..
kids gotta luv ’em .. LOL!

H B Bear
H B Bear
January 29, 2022 8:41 am

Nothing wrong with the MX-5, especially if there’s some twisty roads nearby. Don’t worry about the roof sealing.

Nothing wrong with the Miata. Ask any hairdresser.

Cassie of Sydney
January 29, 2022 8:42 am

Very happy that there’s a Liberal Democrat candidate for the seat of Wentworth.

Dot
Dot
January 29, 2022 8:43 am

LOL.

A Clinton accusing others of grift.

Chelsea Clinton
@ChelseaClinton
Anti-vaxx grift going strong – why is Substack facilitating science denialists’ ability to profit from destructive lies (and comfortable profiting themselves)?
“Anti-vaxxers making ‘at least $2.5m’ a year from publishing on Substack” via ?
@guardian

What real world jobs has Chelsea Clinton ever had?

Has she dug a ditch? Made her own statistical analysis? Wired anything up? Built anything? Coded an app? Brokered a commercial loan? Run a retailing business? Has she ever invented a new drug? Has she ever actually defended anyone in court? Pulled a beer? Ever made food for paying customers? Written any original fiction or made any original, commercially successful art? Invested her own money in land development or start up businesses?

She is literally a useless princess.

Ed Case
Ed Case
January 29, 2022 8:46 am

Is the Courier Mail doctoring with photos of Ash Barty to make her look browner and more aboriginal as well?
You wouldn’t put anything past them with The Narrative spinning.

H B Bear
H B Bear
January 29, 2022 8:48 am

Best not to mention land development around the Clintons. Especially if you are planning to do a weights session.

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
January 29, 2022 8:50 am

I love lentils but unless I’m prepared to spend the time soaking and slooooowww cooking them, they don’t like me.

It’s a long chain carbohydrate problem you have there Megan.
Keep trying and start young, one billion Indians can’t be wrong.

Eyrie
Eyrie
January 29, 2022 8:51 am

Sorry, Gez. Fear not, there are plenty of folk with cast iron constitutions to make up for my poor participation in enjoying the results of your very hard work.

Besides you can cycle the grains through a cow or pig , then eat the animal. Grass fed beef may be better for you though.

Ed Case
Ed Case
January 29, 2022 8:51 am

“Pure cream in coffee is fine, like what I’m drinking now.”

I’m calling BS straight up here.
Pure Cream added to hot coffee separates into a buttery looking mess of Fat’s, Oils and Esters.

Ed Case
Ed Case
January 29, 2022 8:53 am

Especially if you are planning to do a weights session.

Bench Pressing is a problem for Clinton critics.
Avoid benching at all costs.

Bons
Bons
January 29, 2022 8:53 am

Balance in all things.

Cassie of Sydney
January 29, 2022 8:54 am

I once went skiing….at Perisher. It was horrible. A group of us got very drunk and at the end of the evening three of us climbed on a snowmobile (I was on the back). The driver was drunk, I fell off, lying in the snow, everyone too drunk to realise that I wasn’t on the back of the snowmobile. Where’s Cassie? Lying in the snow!

Two days later, whilst waiting at the ski lift queue, I was knocked down by the side of the ski lift.

I haven’t been skiing since.

calli
calli
January 29, 2022 8:57 am

I froze at Smiggins Hole. And it was no joke.

Never again.

Boambee John
Boambee John
January 29, 2022 8:59 am

Pure Cream added to hot coffee separates into a buttery looking mess of Fat’s, Oils and Esters.

Nice use of the grocer’s apostrophe Dick!

132andBush
132andBush
January 29, 2022 9:00 am

Pure Cream added to hot coffee separates into a buttery looking mess of Fat’s, Oils and Esters.

Don’t be an idiot.

Everyone knows you put the cream in first.

calli
calli
January 29, 2022 9:01 am

Use the stick blender with the cream or butter and emulsify the thing. Makes a great coffee.

Damon
Damon
January 29, 2022 9:07 am

“Worried that he’ll defer uni and end up with a bad crowd.”
Don’t give up. I wasted my early university years gambling and playing cards, and my younger brother skipped as much school as he could. We both ended up as senior academics.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
January 29, 2022 9:12 am

“Worried that he’ll defer uni and end up with a bad crowd.”

These days, going to uni is falling in with the wrong crowd.

feelthebern
feelthebern
January 29, 2022 9:12 am

CNN is getting a lot of stick on the twitter box regarding their broadcasting of the vitamin D etc study.
To the extent it’s getting shadow banned.
I’d expect Jimmy Dore to do a video on it & will post as soon as I see it.

feelthebern
feelthebern
January 29, 2022 9:14 am

These days, going to uni is falling in with the wrong crowd.

Hopefully he goes to uni & studies climate science.
Then gets a job as an ESG consultant.
One day, if everything lines up, he might just become a Change Champion.
You can only hope.

Megan
Megan
January 29, 2022 9:16 am

I’m calling BS straight up here.
Pure Cream added to hot coffee separates into a buttery looking mess of Fat’s, Oils and Esters.

What calli said about the stick blender. Or do what I’ve done for years, pour it gently into your cup over the back of a spoon and watch it float on top of the coffee without separating.
You really are a low energy Ed.

P
P
January 29, 2022 9:20 am

Vienna Coffee was served in all the coffee shops in Sydney in the late 50’s and early 60s. Never drank anything else.

Crossie
Crossie
January 29, 2022 9:21 am

We used to go skiing every year when the kids were growing up, they and my husband skied and I sort of tried. Once they were old enough to go on their own we took up cruises.

Jorge
Jorge
January 29, 2022 9:23 am

George Weigel has one view of Putin. Here is another:

Putin is a wily fox and is not going to make something as hard to control as religion a centerpiece of his political showcase. But he has signaled time and again that he is Orthodox, and this quiet witness to faith speaks much louder than the political theater that other leaders have made of their churchgoing bona fides. By many accounts (including his own), Putin is a Christian man leading a Christian people. There is enormous strength that flows from this—geopolitical and, yes, otherwise.

To put it bluntly, if God will be on some side in the Ukraine mess, then wouldn’t that be the side of the Christian armies?

Whatever the reader thinks of this admittedly provocative argument—and let us grant pro arguendo that Putin is simply a cynical faker and doesn’t really believe—contrast it with what the NATO side is offering. NATO is a strange, foreign name, and commands little allegiance apart from the at-a-remove allegiance of soldiers fighting for their own member countries. In other words, if war comes, very few people are going to go out to fight for NATO (another big Putin advantage, incidentally). But if you put the pieces of the puzzle together and look at it sidelong, you see something else: a big chunk of what used to be called Christendom.

It’s not a perfect match, of course. For one thing, Turkey’s in NATO now, and the Ottoman Empire was once very much not part of Christendom. But you get the idea. NATO is Christendom, but secularized. NATO is the Christendom that largely stopped believing in Christ, or in anything really, long ago.

The United States, for its part, has, in many ways, gone even farther down the post-Christian road than Europe has. If NATO is rejiggered and hollowed-out Christendom, then the globalist-run militarist monstrosity in the Pentagon is a devil that never had religion in the first place.

This deracinated Christendom tag-teaming with a pentagram-shaped war machine, the pair enervated by nihilism and depravity, and in the thrall of a hateful and destructive ideology, is now proposing to go up against a Christian powerhouse with a score to settle with history.

Megan
Megan
January 29, 2022 9:24 am

Vienna Coffee was my mum’s favourite about that time too, P. Young me thought it the very height of sophistication.

Gone but not forgotten.

areff
areff
January 29, 2022 9:24 am

Cassie: A friend of mine went skiiing as a nine-year-old at Buller. First downhill run, he lost control, hit a chairlift pylon, broke his leg and spent the rest of winter in plaster.

Next year, same run, same pylon, same result.

I’ll mention no names because he’s now a thoroughly decent journalist (one of the few) and detests skiiing with a passion.

My ski injuries are two: On the train to Perisher, the steward brought brekkie to the cabin, raised the tray to my bunk and managed to tip a pot of scalding tea all over my chest. Serious burn that required silverdene cream from the slopes’ first aid person, who commented that he didn’t see many burns.

The other injury was to my ego when I taught my young son the rudiments of snowploughing and parallel turns. By the end of the day he was skiiing backwards and delighting in giving me the finger as he swooped past.

He still skis. I don’t. Like ice skating, the best thing about the activity is taking those bloody boots off and finding the bar.

Indolent
Indolent
January 29, 2022 9:32 am

Good tea needs nothing added.

Lemon

Patrick Kelly
Patrick Kelly
January 29, 2022 9:37 am

This is a particularly timely reminder to anyone who’s listening that, historically, the greatest of powers have never won a land war against Russia. The Polish-Lithuanian Commonwealth in the 17th Century, The Great Power (at the time) Sweden in the 18th Century, The Grand Armee of Napoleon in the 19th Century and the might of Germany’s Panzer divisions in the 20th Century. The Poles negotiated and survived as a strong force to lead the relief of Vienna in 1683, The Swedes were beaten militarily and were never again a force in Europe. Both Napoleon and Hitler had to retreat with catastrophic losses. So let’s make it five centuries in a row!
The EU has been the protagonist in this crisis, hiding behind the skirts of NATO. In the current geopolitical climate, Russia and the US are natural allies, possibly temporarily. Post Brexit EU wouldn’t be able to invade Tristan da Cunha. Heck they can’t even defend Lampedusa.

lotocoti
lotocoti
January 29, 2022 9:38 am

By the end of the day he was skiiing backwards …

Seems every nine year old needs only an hour to turn into Jean-Claude Killy.

areff
areff
January 29, 2022 9:39 am

Cheer up, SFW, and heed Calli’s advice. There’s more wisdom in her words than you’ll find in a whole shelf of ‘family’ books in the self-help section.

Patrick Kelly
Patrick Kelly
January 29, 2022 9:39 am

The link didn’t appear in my previous.

Eyrie
Eyrie
January 29, 2022 9:39 am

Skiing has always struck as an activity full of pretentious wankers.

Dot
Dot
January 29, 2022 9:40 am

This is a particularly timely reminder to anyone who’s listening that, historically, the greatest of powers have never won a land war against Russia.

Um, what about the Crimean War!?

Eyrie
Eyrie
January 29, 2022 9:41 am

My coffees don’t do what Ed suggests. Just thoroughly shake the cream container to aerate the cream and you get nice frothy coffee.

Dot
Dot
January 29, 2022 9:42 am

Elon Musk
@elonmusk
Seems odd that the UN still hasn’t released 2020 world death rates

Elon Musk
@elonmusk
If you scare people enough, they will demand removal of freedom. This is the path to tyranny.

calli
calli
January 29, 2022 9:43 am
Twostix
Twostix
January 29, 2022 9:44 am

In an unexpected turn of events we now have Marie “Tokyo Rosie” Notafanoinette explaining that the persecution unvaccinated people are undergoing across europe and the world, is actually all in our minds.

She will naturally immediately uninstall and throw away her collection of vaccine passports and certificates in light of this revelation, and continue on her grand tour across europe without any such unnecessary nonsense burdening her conscience.

I’m certain of it.

Eyrie
Eyrie
January 29, 2022 9:45 am

In the current geopolitical climate, Russia and the US are natural allies, possibly temporarily.

Which was the absolute worst thing about the Demonrats “Russia, Russia, Russia”. It prevented Trump and Vlad from sitting down together and publicly declaring it so. The Communist USSR was the West’s enemy, not Russia now.

P
P
January 29, 2022 9:47 am

Jorge, thanks for the excerpt from Crisis Mag.

Eyrie
Eyrie
January 29, 2022 9:47 am

Elon Musk
@elonmusk
Seems odd that the UN still hasn’t released 2020 world death rates

Elon Musk
@elonmusk
If you scare people enough, they will demand removal of freedom. This is the path to tyranny.

Elon has been thoroughly red pilled these last few years.

sfw
sfw
January 29, 2022 9:47 am

Skiing is difficult and there are more than a few wankers. just ignore them and work hard and you’ll be rewarded. It’s not a skill that you will ever master completely, there’s always more to learn.

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
January 29, 2022 9:49 am

Skiing.
Memories of pinching yourself in bed after a session to make sure you’re really there and not passed out in the snow.

Twostix
Twostix
January 29, 2022 9:53 am

This time last year notafantoinette swore that she was only getting the doses for her health, and clutched pearls in fake outrage at any suggestion she would be first to line up for the new coming compliance passports. Which she back then also claimed were a ‘hysterical’ figment of people’s imagination that would never actually exist.

Ed Case
Ed Case
January 29, 2022 9:56 am

Some concern expressed about Nancy Pelosi running for Office again.
As I’ve pointed out before, jobs in the House go on a seniority basis.
At the moment, Seniority is:
1.Pelosi
2. Steny Hoyer
3. James Clyburn
No way in the world does the DNC want Clyburn as Speaker or House Majority Leader, so Pelosi and Hoyer have to keep soldiering on in their Eighties.

local oaf
January 29, 2022 9:57 am

Dot says:
January 29, 2022 at 7:46 am

https://jacquetteaugh.medium.com/40-red-flags-for-dating-cis-white-men-given-without-explanation-ef2e6b25a858

19. Isn’t Archer everybody’s favourite TV show?
29. WTF is anti-racist work? Are there paying jobs in that field?

Ed Case
Ed Case
January 29, 2022 9:58 am

Elon has been thoroughly red pilled these last few years.

Elon also has had all his kids with his wives by AI.
Is that ResPilled too?

Miss Anthropist
Miss Anthropist
January 29, 2022 9:58 am

I used to make quite an impression on the ski slopes.
And another one further down.
And another below that.

Dr Faustus
Dr Faustus
January 29, 2022 10:00 am

Skiing is difficult and there are more than a few wankers. just ignore them and work hard and you’ll be rewarded. It’s not a skill that you will ever master completely, there’s always more to learn.

Correct.
I’ve yet to find a sport (or any competitive activity) that doesn’t have its own wankers circle.

bespoke
bespoke
January 29, 2022 10:00 am

True, It’s been a tremendous relief to let go and be TA for the youngest on many projects.

Cassie of Sydney
January 29, 2022 10:04 am

Jorgesays:
January 29, 2022 at 9:23 am

Thanks for that. Putin is a modern day tsar. He doesn’t pretend to be a democrat. He looks at the west imploding, particularly socially, and he says no thanks and quite frankly, I don’t blame him. I remember hearing him interviewed either last year or the year before. He was asked, by some scumbag western journalist, about LGBTQRARSE rights in Russia. His response was utterly sensible, something completely lost in the west, that whilst he respects the individual, he basically has no time for the radical queer and trans indoctrination of the LGBTQRARSE ideology and he maintained that transitioning children was a crime. I’m pretty sure that unlike the cowardly Keir Starmer and Boris Johnson, Putin wouldn’t be too cowardly to state that “only women have a cervix”. I don’t pretend that Putin is a nice person but he actually cares about Russia…unlike the corrupt and venal Joe Biden who’s a puppet of a party that is currently trashing the USA.

shatterzzz
January 29, 2022 10:04 am

BAT FLU .. for/against .. explained! ….
https://ibb.co/mBSMKfB

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
January 29, 2022 10:07 am

I like skiing.
It has a double ‘i’.
Not many English words do.
It’s probably the only one.

calli
calli
January 29, 2022 10:08 am

Every family is different. The worst thing you can do is compare yourself to others. Mine has had some horrible things happen to it and is far from perfect.

Somehow we muddled through, but you’re never really through, just somewhere along the middle of it.

On skiing, cross country is more fun than downhill but you have to have the right gear. At the end you find yourself longing for a fire and something hot and alcoholic. If this glowball cooling thing really takes off, I’m ill prepared.

Dot
Dot
January 29, 2022 10:08 am

March is phase II of the nephew tradesman project.

He has hand tools, now looking at benches, jigs etc and higher end hand tools.

Christmas will be cordless power tools (phase 3 and the final phase).

He will be able to start year 9 with a full apprentice’s kit (general construction).

I am just giving him options. I know you can be successful without any qualification, but you are locked out of employment types. If he goes to uni and doesn’t do STEM, he will get a talking to.

I am sure he can charge megabucks in Canberra for fairly simple work. So many useless, overpaid civil servants.

H B Bear
H B Bear
January 29, 2022 10:09 am

Use the stick blender with the cream or butter and emulsify the thing. Makes a great coffee.

Groogs has only just been allowed to use the pointy scissors.

calli
calli
January 29, 2022 10:09 am

radii

taxiing

You’re welcome.

shatterzzz
January 29, 2022 10:12 am

My coffees don’t do what Ed suggests. Just thoroughly shake the cream container to aerate the cream and you get nice frothy coffee.

I drink both tea & coffee black .. no additives! .. not for any it’s-the-science explanation but cos .. back in the days before retirement when still a wukka I always found coffee/tea wiv other stuff in it imbibed cold (after being forgotten) tasted bloody awfie! .. whereas either black were still palatable after being left standing .. LOL!

Patrick Kelly
Patrick Kelly
January 29, 2022 10:13 am

@Dot
Well yes, point taken. I’m going to plead that it was a local skirmish. LOL

calli
calli
January 29, 2022 10:13 am

You’re a great uncle, Dot.

Something to toughen the sinews during school holidays – labouring. Landscape is best because it exposes them to lots of variety – barrowing, digging, mixing mud, maybe even a bit of bricklaying/stonework.

Top Ender
Top Ender
January 29, 2022 10:14 am

You should try pure grain alcohol and rainwater.

And deny them your bodily fluids.

That last bit is essential.

bespoke
bespoke
January 29, 2022 10:14 am

Any frightbat that has an interest in bio-engineering should send shivers up the spine on normal people. Making the perfect human has always been a dystopian fantasy.

shatterzzz
January 29, 2022 10:16 am

I like skiing.
It has a double ‘i’.
Not many English words do.
It’s probably the only one.

You live & learn .. always thought you had to hyphernate the i’s .. LOL!

JC
JC
January 29, 2022 10:19 am

Areff

Did you ever go out West to ski? Powder snow is really something else. We went to Utah a few times and Snowmass. Skiing on the east coast is really unpleasant as the snow is basically ice.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
January 29, 2022 10:20 am

This is a particularly timely reminder to anyone who’s listening that, historically, the greatest of powers have never won a land war against Russia.

In 1904-5 the Japanese Army took the Tsarist Russian Army out to the woodshed and taught them a very painful lesson. That plus the better known naval victories caused the Russians to sue for peace and nearly caused the collapse of the Russian Empire.

But yes Russia is tough to beat. Or was before nukes were invented. I disagree that the US and Russia should be allies since Putin is quite imperialist in the west. He shouldn’t be going after Ukraine though as he’s got as much of the low hanging fruit he’s going to get. Better strategic prospects are now Belarus and Kazakhstan, given the unrest in those countries. A nice bit of black ops stimulation and he just might get the locals to overthrow their dictators and invite Russia in as a saviour.

incoherent rambler
incoherent rambler
January 29, 2022 10:20 am

cactii
octopii

Top Ender
Top Ender
January 29, 2022 10:21 am

sfw, think of all the things you wanted to do always….

A train set, for example. In the end for blokes, there are always train sets.

Just don’t get a convertible. Middle aged blokes in convertibles look desperate.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
January 29, 2022 10:21 am

Dot…
Hamsters running, running, running….

The age difference thing has always been a personal pet peeve. The truth is at 37, I think I ought to be valued far more than I was at 27. As I get older I see the ways in which I have more to offer, and will feel the same 10, 20, 30 years from now. By and large, I think we all get better with age. Essentially, I am expecting to be valued the same way we value men. And that’s the heart of the outrage.

So whats her value as a man?
A weaker, less skilled and bitchy man?

Frank
Frank
January 29, 2022 10:25 am

And sugar is, in my opinion, the worst and most insidious.

They have low GI sugar on sale at the supermarkets these days, a concept I find myself fascinated by.

incoherent rambler
incoherent rambler
January 29, 2022 10:25 am

radii

Miss Anthropist
Miss Anthropist
January 29, 2022 10:25 am

Still no Foxtel. Have to watch Netflix.
Enjoying a first world problem whilst I still can.

incoherent rambler
incoherent rambler
January 29, 2022 10:27 am

DDG search

Found 3988 words containing ii

Miss Anthropist
Miss Anthropist
January 29, 2022 10:27 am

Rambler,
Octopede.
It is from the Greek.

Frank
Frank
January 29, 2022 10:29 am

Use the stick blender with the cream or butter and emulsify the thing.

I have a posh one, affectionately known as Alberici.

Twostix
Twostix
January 29, 2022 10:30 am

Imagine being a sane healthy person who through a series of politically driven events found themselves locked up in an insane asylum.

The system operates under the assumption that you are in there, so you are therefore insane and so must submit to any regime of drugs and behavioral modification that it orders you to. If not you’ll be confined in solitary confinement, forced, threatened, harassed, starved and cajoled until you accept its assessment of you.

But you know you are sane, and everyday they bring you drugs and everyday you refuse to take them.
They tell you to comply and you cannot. You cannot take them, it would be insane to take them.

This stuff used to go on quite a bit early last century.

Now imagine instead of sane / insane it’s young / old.

“Imagine being a young healthy person who through a series of politically driven events found themselves locked up in an aged care home…”

Same energy.

Bluey
Bluey
January 29, 2022 10:30 am

Bruce of Newcastlesays:
January 29, 2022 at 10:20 am
This is a particularly timely reminder to anyone who’s listening that, historically, the greatest of powers have never won a land war against Russia.

In 1904-5 the Japanese Army took the Tsarist Russian Army out to the woodshed and taught them a very painful lesson. That plus the better known naval victories caused the Russians to sue for peace and nearly caused the collapse of the Russian Empire.

But yes Russia is tough to beat. Or was before nukes were invented. I disagree that the US and Russia should be allies since Putin is quite imperialist in the west. He shouldn’t be going after Ukraine though as he’s got as much of the low hanging fruit he’s going to get. Better strategic prospects are now Belarus and Kazakhstan, given the unrest in those countries. A nice bit of black ops stimulation and he just might get the locals to overthrow their dictators and invite Russia in as a saviour.

Reckon a big part of the problem is it’s part of the historical defensive area for Russia. Moscow is only really a day’s drive away from the border. Remember, generally rivers, mountain ranges, deserts, etc. for borders because they are natural defensive features.
Now they’re looking at NATO (a hostile alliance) sitting right on the current border, inside what has historically been the general area they defended, with a comparatively easy run right to the capital. Puts a bit of a different perspective on Russia bad doesn’t it?

JC
JC
January 29, 2022 10:31 am

What’s driving the dollar down? The US Fed hinting at rates rise?

The expectation the Fed will tighten policy more than was originally expected.

Sancho Panzer
Sancho Panzer
January 29, 2022 10:31 am

incoherent ramblersays:

January 29, 2022 at 10:20 am

cactii
octopii

Take it to the Scrabble forum.
Spoiler.

Dot
Dot
January 29, 2022 10:32 am

Something to toughen the sinews during school holidays – labouring

Ah yeah I tried that once.

JC
JC
January 29, 2022 10:33 am

Stix

These days you really must be the life of a party. People are drawn to you in large numbers.

incoherent rambler
incoherent rambler
January 29, 2022 10:34 am

Good morning all, lovely day.
It is nice to see you all here.

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
January 29, 2022 10:36 am

Imagine being a sane healthy person who through a series of politically driven events found themselves locked up in an insane asylum.

Sounds like you every time you start raging about those dratted boomers sullying your bodily fluids and wasting your inheritance…

Dot
Dot
January 29, 2022 10:36 am

The age difference thing has always been a personal pet peeve. The truth is at 37, I think I ought to be valued far more than I was at 27.

Not as a potential mother to a new suitor.

Sure, as a coach, mother, business owner, academic, worker, wife, friend…

But not as a potential wife for a man wanting to start a family.

Frank
Frank
January 29, 2022 10:37 am

The cops turning out for that funeral in New York at Ace of Spades. The pictures are pretty impressive. Looks like something might be turning a corner.

Rex Anger
Rex Anger
January 29, 2022 10:37 am

And an absolutely marvellous Saturday to you wherever you might be, Rambler. 🙂

P
P
January 29, 2022 10:38 am

srr says:
January 29, 2022 at 2:05 am

Donald Trump Stops World War III: Did His Message to Putin Make Him More Re-electable?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I_V-7aSwbdE

Miss Anthropist
Miss Anthropist
January 29, 2022 10:38 am

Herr Senor Pamzer,
There is a Scrabble forum?
Where?
Tanks in anticipation.

incoherent rambler
incoherent rambler
January 29, 2022 10:39 am

Thanks Rex. That’s the pleasantries out of the way.
Let’s sort out these fsckwits.

Farmer Gez
Farmer Gez
January 29, 2022 10:44 am

There’ll be about 46,000 cases in Australia today and the governments will point to positive signs.
It took from Jan 25th 2020-25th Aug 2021 to total that number.
Forget about it you lunatics.

Miss Anthropist
Miss Anthropist
January 29, 2022 10:45 am

Rex,
The description posted for the movie was wrongly dated.
As soon as they mentioned Jim Bridgers I got a rough date.
Everyone knows Bridgers had a Hawkens.
Sometime we should drink to old Jim Bridgers.

thefrollickingmole
thefrollickingmole
January 29, 2022 10:48 am

Oh no…

Ed is wrong on another topic it proclaimed a “fact”* on
https://www.thoughtco.com/what-is-the-seniority-system-3368073
Some of the most powerful leadership positions—speaker of the House and majority leader—are elected positions and therefore somewhat immune to the seniority system.

He was so close t being correct… there is a seniority system, but it doesnt apply to speaker of the house..

*An Edfact is a form of wrongology practiced by only the most senior of window lickers.

lotocoti
lotocoti
January 29, 2022 10:48 am

There is a Scrabble forum?
Where?

Part of the weekly Wordle forum.

Bruce of Newcastle
Bruce of Newcastle
January 29, 2022 10:52 am

Now they’re looking at NATO (a hostile alliance) sitting right on the current border, inside what has historically been the general area they defended, with a comparatively easy run right to the capital. Puts a bit of a different perspective on Russia bad doesn’t it?

Nah. Anyone with a brain looks at NATO and laughs their arse off.
Putin is just using fake outrageous outrage for diplomatic leverage.

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